Industry News

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New Tobacco Bill Is Deeply Flawed

Government’s interference is a threat to rights of individuals, private property owners and bad for small business

The Minister, in other words, will have the power to ban smoking outright throughout South Africa, a fantasy the current health minister has had for a long time.

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Raising the legal drinking age? No way!

It is condescending and tyrannical, and it doesn’t work either!

Current under-18s drink illegally, and widely so. The difference between them and those who are over 18 is that they drink in secret, where their parents and other responsible adults are not present.

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TheTavern Tatler

News for the liquor trade

The South African spirits market has been turned on its head. Over the last decade, whisky was the star performer and taking volumes from the brandy market.

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How long must we wait for change?

More must be done to normalise the liquor industry.

The poor shebeener is still struggling to get licensed. Why the Gauteng Liquor Board is not working in collaboration with municipalities is a mystery.

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The Tavern Tatler

News for the liquor trade

We sell brands with real provenance and authenticity, from interesting places that have a long-standing tradition of making high-quality drinks but which are only being discovered now.

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Hot off the press

News that informs and inspires in the retail industry

More than half of adult South Africans were shopping online by the end of 2016. Online spending is forecast to more than double by this year.

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Stubbing out the Illicit cigarette trade

The impact of illegal tobacco

Approximately 23% of all cigarettes consumed in South Africa during 2016 were illicit, with the incidence exceeding 50% in certain channels.

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Brand new beverages

The latest liquor brands to hit the shelves

Absolut Lime’s dynamic flavour will give even the simplest drinks a rich character that is full bodied, yet refreshing.

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Hot off the Press

News that informs and inspires in the retail industry.

The National Informal Business Upliftment Strategy is also available to help township enterprises upgrade their business activities.

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The Uncertain Future of Shebeen Permits and the Court Judgement

Musa Ntshangase Secretary, Gauteng Liquor Forum

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” The struggle continues!